Progression, or more generally, change, is a constant in music; in order to adapt and survive, you must grow and develop - and no band knows that more than midwestern metal act Of Virtue.
What began as a humble, promising metalcore act born from the blistering chill and barren fields of mid-Michigan has erupted into an internationally recognized and critically acclaimed alternative powerhouse. Playing this year's UK Tech Fest, Full Force, Summer Breeze, Fallen Fortress, 6K Fest and Upheaval festival and accruing a staggering 5 million plus streams on their new SINNER EP on Spotify alone, Of Virtue’s growth is nothing short of jaw dropping.
Today, Of Virtue serve their bloody new single 'Cannibals' via Arising Empire!
Produced by Carson Slovak & Grant McFarland (August Burns Red, Polaris, Hollow Front), additional production by Chris Shifflett, mixed and mastered by Dan Braunstein, known for his work for Spiritbox, Dayseeker, Volumes - this heavy new material by modern metal experience Of Virtue hits you straight in the face.
Watch 'Cannibals' now
"Cannibals is set during one of the most dangerous of my road to recovery from alcohol because I was finally taking accountability. Before then I had never noticed how much my choices affected the people around me. Upon reflection I hated myself for what I had done to them. I was lying, stealing, I was erratic and unpredictable. Overall, I felt that I deserved every bad thing that happened to me. The hardest part was that I felt more worthless in my sober state than while intoxicated and it got to the point where I believed my actions were beyond forgiveness. Because of that dark time in my life "Cannibals" serves to remind myself that we cannot change the past but only learn from our mistakes and that we shouldn't let them shape my our of the world in a self-loathing state." - Tyler (vocals)
See Of Virtue live on the following festivals this year!
23.06. 6k Fest - Liege, BE
24.06. Full Force - Ferropolis, DE
02.07. UK Tech Fest - Newark On Trent, UK
15.07. UpHeaval - Grand Rapids, MI, USA
17.08. Summer Breeze - Dinkelsbeuhl, DE
26.08. Fallen Fortress - Bad Dürkheim, DE